Rod, Karen, Justin and Aaron discuss listener feedback, entertainment, Seth Green has NFT stolen, Hunter X Hunter manga coming back, PS Plus tiers, Gamestop Employees walk out, Adrianne Palicki wants to be Mockingbird again, Joker sequel, Bat Nipples, Deadpool 3, Top Gun killing at the box office, PS5 sold over 20 million units, Doctor Strange coming to Disney+, Fruit Baskets prequel coming to movie theaters, John DiMaggio didn’t get a raise, Xbox reveals hidden achievements, Taika Waititi’s Star Wars, WB changes Batgirl’s origin following criticism, One Piece live action, Ghostbusters cartoon, Ezra Miller in more trouble, Thunderbolts movie, The Boys renewed, Activision recognizes Raven Software’s union, Naomi now streaming, Nintendo Switch Online adding 3 games and Gotham PD was canceled.
The Nerd Off: (Protected Content)
What it do Nerd Off Crew,
I hope all is well.
I started reading the Superior Spiderman run a few months ago (ADHD, I start and stop shit all the time) and it is doing a masterful job of showing how important Peter Parker’s integrity, character and heart are to being Spiderman. I don’t care what Doc Ock did before this story but this shit here? Peak villainy and bastardness. And with the way Ock talks to those kids at Parker’s job make it clear this white man racist as shit. Goddamn this is a good book.
Speaking of Marvel, that Miss Marvel is straight flames. Iman Vellani is so goddamn goddamn and endearing in this role. The art style with all the drawings are so colorful; the scene of Kamala and Bruno riding bikes was amazing and I was in awe of how much it felt like a comic book. I can’t wait to see where this series goes and I’m hyped already The Marvels.
Are folks in agreement that WB’s line for Ezra Miller is waiting for them to catch a body before they do reshoots for this Flash movie? It’s not even like these are one-off crimes or incidents but rather acting is what Miller does when not following their passion of *reckless crime across Hawaii*. Vin Diesel was showing so much of his ass on the Fast n Furious set that The Rock actually went and shot the trailer for Black Adam. One thing I do appreciate about WB’s movie planning is that it gives me an excellent macro example of unmedicated ADHD can look like.
Are y’all caught on Attack on Titan, cuz good goddamn I’m gonna need them to hang the Ackermann’s jerseys in the rafter. Mikasa and Levi are 2016 LeBron and Kyrie respectively. They are quite literally built different than the rest of those cannon fodder yokels. Also, please don’t read the following sentence if it’s too much of a spoilers:
***Zeke owes Eren a heartfelt thank you for getting their dad to apologize for being such a shit father to Zeke, even if it meant some folks had to die. Eggs, omletes, etc.***
I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend and Happy Bobby Bonilla Day!
We gotta problem with BAYMAX the GAWD now. All he does, is give people advice & guidance on how they need to operate their daily lives. I’m only two episodes in & I’m loving it, so far. I haven’t gotten to the episode involving Tampon’s, which is causing a stir among Chris Rufo & other right-wingers stewing ire at a serious topic, such as periods. And, there’s a transgender man in the conversation? Good. Children aren’t stupid, yet, in the fight against tomorrow, we gotta keep kids stupid because adults our age, haven’t gotten over their hangups & bigoted opinions. Also, Rod, Karen & esteemed guests, what are your top 3 films for the first half of 2022?
I’m not sure if this counts as a nerd question, but what do you guys know about the algorithms they use for the major online streaming services? I ask because I use my Roku to watch YouTube and Hulu (for wrasslin’ and The Orville, respectively): I had been paying for Hulu for over two years without ever using it, or even logging in, until The Orville came back, and I’ve never used my phone or my PC to watch it, either. So, as far as I know, Hulu didn’t have any data on me to plug into their algorithm. Compare that to YouTube where, while I mostly use my Roku these days, I have previously used both my PC and my phone to access YouTube in the past. And, well… the contrast in some of the ads has been interesting, especially the political ads. I live in Clayton County, GA, and all of the political ads on Hulu have been pro-Kemp/Walker, whereas all of the political ads on YouTube have been pro-Abrams/Warnock… It makes me wonder what the hell Hulu thinks I stand for?
On to more nerdy topics, X-Men Red is the muh-fuckin heat! If y’all niggas ain’t on that shit, y’all need to get on it!
Hello Rod, Karen and esteemed guests! I could leave this comment on Pregame or Balls Deep, but I’ll put this here because it’s about anime.
Another fantastic recommendation with Kuroko’s Basketball, or The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays. Yo! For someone who “doesn’t give a f*** about sports” and generally knows nothing about sports, I’m learning so much about basketball right now! It’s packed with action (to me, anyway). I’m on the second to last episode of the first season and it’s got me hype! I’m yelling out “Ha!” or “Get that s*** outta here!” every time there’s a dunk, block, or someone getting denied.
I’ve ran through all of the Balls Deep episodes and I miss you talking about the Y and all the players; those stories were always entertaining but since watching Kuroko now the mechanics are clicking for me. Glad to hear you’re slowly making your way back and I like your attitude on being an asset to the team, because some people are not; I know because I’ve heard your Y stories!
Have a great weekend and I always appreciate all of your content!
Hi Rod, Karen and guests! Hope you are doing well.
Can we take a moment and give Greig Weisman & Brandon Vietti their flowers? Young Justice premiered in 2010 as a show about the former child sidekicks of the Justice League. Since then we’ve Artemis & Wally become a couple, Roy Harper and Jade Nguyen have a kid, Kaldur find out his real father is Black Manta, and Grayson be Grayson. I’ve primarily been discussing the show with a guy half my age (19) which keeps me watching with amazement. He was 7 when the show started. Now as a 19 yr old he’s seen the show tackle depression (Garfield), grief (Artemis losing Wally), child and human trafficking, abuse of vulnerable people (Harper Row & her brother), an immigrant with powers (Violet/Halo) and parenting a neurodivergent. All of these story arcs and plots were done very well. Season 4 alone connects to quite a few different books/runs such as Aquaman the Atlantis Chronicles, Legion of Superheroes, Countdown to Final Crisis and more. I understand that for a lot of people/nerds a shorter season is ideal but Earth 16 is so complicated that eight or ten wouldn’t be enough.
Hey, Rod & Karen, and guests! Excellent content as always, I have been listening to you all daily for a few years now. Last year, I became a premium member and am currently listening to Balls Deep content from the archive, going back to the very first episode in 2013. I get excellent suggestions from you regarding books; podcasts; and shows as well. I started watching Aggretsuko during weekly game night and all I have to say is: LIGHTNING, GRANT ME YOUR VENGEANCE! STRIKE THEM DOWN! (2x).
I’m currently watching Obi-Wan and just watched the first episode of Ms. Marvel. PamelaM8 is my mother who left a comment on your last episode and I cannot wait for Jurassic World: Dominion to come out on DVD, because it’s the same story of individuals with no critical thinking skills making poor decisions and capitalism is at the heart of everything, And we are not risking the RONA to see this silly ass movie! We can wait.